A healthcare team is made up of many different disciplines. For successful patient outcomes, the teams need to come together, communicate effectively, and be open to new ideas and viewpoints. It is important not only for the nurse to work side-by-side with other nurses, but to collaborate with patients and other professions in the health care system as well. All members of the healthcare team can benefit from the teams different backgrounds and experiences, which results in better care for the patient. In this paper, I will discuss the importance of communication skills, patient and nurse empowerment, and professional development.
Nurses play a pivotal role in coordinating and collaboring with other disciplines to best serve the patient and families. By sharing knowledge, decision-makin, innovations, and feedback are ways to produce exceptional outcomes in a dynamic and challenging environment (St. Vincent Medical Center, 2012). 6) Knowledge - St. Vincent environment is a place that allow and promote professional growth and development, supports the mission and vision and ensure high quality and safe care and outcomes. St. Vincent 's focus on education and tuition assistance, and supports national certification that allows nurses to experience personal and professional satisfaction as well as career advancement. Helping the patients to feel empowered and make informed decisions about their care and treatment requires expertise and knowledge.
As a result of close interaction with their healthcare professionals, patients are able to make well informed choices on how their health can be managed. Often referred to as collective responsibility, the greatest impact happens when every health professional is involved in providing healthcare solutions. This includes medical experts working both within and outside their line of duty by assisting other healthcare professionals in providing their services. Through consistent sharing of information and experience among medical staff and with patients, complex medical problems and uncertainties concerning health choices and their outcomes are made easy, resulting in delivery of quality healthcare. Just as the inter-professional collaborative approach has its advantages, communication difficulties can also contribute to its drawbacks.
• Nurse-led innovations that aim to expand access to care, improve quality care at the lowest cost • Continued engagement in nursing research to ensure nursing care is data driven. • Expansion of the nurses’ scope of practice • Ensure a nursing workforce reflects patients’ diverse backgrounds and cultural values • Embrace and comfortably utilize the healthcare technology to improve quality of patient care • Ensure that advanced practice nurses (APNs) are allowed to practice to the full extent of their education and licensure. • Ensure that nurses have full understanding of their roles and responsibilities to enable them foster an inter-professional collaboration to drive high quality care • Develop, encourage and support nurses’ leadership at every level. • Nurses must be willing to sit in the decision table to enable them be familiar with governance, strategy, fundraising, financial systems, health law, and policy of the healthcare
It is really important for nurses and health care professionals to demonstrate therapeutic communication with the patient. Nurse must also have access to continuing education and study interpersonal relationship to develop the knowledge of therapeutic communication. As stated in the article, “The best expertise training and continuing education of nurses in matters relating to the proper technique of communication will enable them to respond adequately and humanly to the expectations of patients” (Lambrini & Ioanna, 2014). The article is really useful and informative. Its serve as a reminder that communication is the central to compassionate and high quality of nursing care.
A level of trust and mutual respect must be in place for the emergency department to operate appropriately. “Teamwork and inter-professional collaboration are a requirement for efficient, safe healthcare delivery”(Glymph et al., 2015, p. 183). A relationship must be built on trust and knowledge of the desired goal and mission. Nurse Betty has worked diligently with the medical director to create such an environment and culture in her emergency department. She has collaborated with the medical providers and the health care staff to foster a positive attitude and a winning team.
To achieve this, nurse managers constantly monitor and evaluate organizational performance, while working to improve employee and patient safety and satisfaction. Skill 6: Relationship Building Nurse managers are proficient in communicating ideas and listening to others.  They are aware of how their personal values effect their personal view of the work environment. Managers know how to encourage an open dialog among employees and coordinate the needs of various caregiving disciplines. By promoting a team atmosphere, nurse mangers build trust and respect among peers.
Professional Communication Communication encompasses a wide range of processes such as the exchange of information, listening, posing of questions (Fleischer et al., 2009) or use of body language. In a healthcare environment where there are constant interactions among nurses, doctors, patients and other health professionals, professional and effective communication is important in ensuring high quality healthcare standards and meeting the individual needs of patients. Upon the first point of contact between a nurse and patient, the way a nurse communicates through words, gestures or facial expressions can affect the patient's perception of the nurse. Communicating professionally helps to portray the nurse in a good light. This is important as having a positive perception of the nurse's image and behaviour is crucial to building patient trust — one of the key elements of a therapeutic nurse-patient relationship (Bell & Duffy, 2009; Wadell & Skarsater, 2007).
It is important that all team members are aware of their role within the group and that they are performed correctly to meet their goal. For example, at a nursing home a nurse and a CNA work closely together. As the CNA is preforming ADLs he/she is able to assess the patient for any problems that the resident may be having. The nurse is then made aware of any problems and may ask the CNA to assist in a situation such as turning the resident in order to administer a shot. By working together the medical staff are able to reach set health goals and help the patient more efficiently.
They care and nurture patients back to health so they can develop and perform as highly as possible. Nurses must be willing to take the time to listen carefully to other staff members and patients for mutual respect and trust to evolve. Nursing leaders influence and motivate subordinates by building relationships and further developing the practice skills of individual team members. A Servant Leader makes sure the needs of the individual team members are addressed and any conflicts are dealt in way that enhances professional competency among nurses. Recognition that servant leadership advocates a more group-oriented approach to analysis and decision making helps to strengthen the organization and improve the healthcare community (Murphy,